Monday, November 17, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Judeo to go if found guilty, says PM
New Delhi, November 16
Atal Bihari VajpayeePrime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee tonight said a probe was on into charges of acceptance of bribe against Union Minister Dilip Singh Judeo and asserted he “has to go if found guilty.” He said facts were being gathered and action would be taken if Judeo, Minister of State for Environment and Forests, was found guilty.

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17 US soldiers die in Iraq as choppers crash
Mosul (Iraq), November 16
At least 17 US soldiers were killed when two helicopters crashed in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul yesterday. US forces retrieved bodies of soldiers from the wreckage today.

Soldiers of the US Army stand above the wreckage of a US military helicopter in Mosul, some 420 km north of Baghdad, on Sunday. The bodies were retrieved on Sunday. — Reuters photo

Soldiers of the US Army stand above the wreckage of a US military helicopter in Mosul

Editorial: US worries in Iraq

Syria favours talks on Indo-Pak dispute
Damascus, November 16
In a clear endorsement of the Indian position, Syria today strongly favoured resolution of Indo-Pak problems through dialogue based on the Simla Agreement and the Lahore Declaration and backed Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s peace initiative as the two countries condemned all acts of terrorism.


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Final touches to challan against Badals
Chandigarh, November 16
Aided by outside experts, senior functionaries of the Chief Ministers’ Secretariat and the Punjab Vigilance Bureau have been working late in the night to give the finishing touches to the challan in the disproportionate assets case registered against former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and members of his family, besides others, in June this year.

Punjab page: Money exchanged hands in police transfers: Badal

Mulayam govt defends second CBI charge sheet
New Delhi, November 16
In a surprise move, the Mulayam Singh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, defending the filing of supplementary charge sheet by the CBI in the Ayodhya case, dropping the conspiracy charge against top BJP leaders.

Snow and rain break dry spell
Chandigarh, November 16
Renewed spells of snow in forward areas of Jammu and Kashmir and far-flung areas of Himachal Pradesh during the past 48 hours, besides drizzles and light rain, ended an almost two-month-long dry spell in the north-west region, besides causing a sharp fall in the mercury.

Scribes decry Tamil Nadu incident on Press Day
Shimla, November 16
Mediapersons called for a proper codification of privileges of legislators and an honest introspection by journalists to prevent re-enactment of the unsavoury incident, currently taking place in Tamil Nadu, during a seminar on “Legislature, executive and the role of media in democracy”, organised to mark Press Day here today.

Haryana page: Press Day observed

Sentence over, yet languishing
in Pakistan jails
Chandigarh, November 16
The parents of 36 Punjab youths, who landed in Pakistani jails after their attempts to sneak into Europe through illegitimate means failed, have demanded the Union Government’s intervention for the release of their wards.
These youths, who were convicted for entering Pakistan without proper travel documents, have already completed their sentences.

Israeli troops must pull out, says Vajpayee
November 16, 2003
India to base planes in Tajikistan
November 15, 2003

Stop terror influx, Russia tells Pak
November 14, 2003

PM, Putin vow to fight terror
November 13, 2003

Russia for lifting N-sanctions
November 12, 2003
SC stays arrest of journalists of
The Hindu
November 11, 2003
Suicide bombers kill 11 in Riyadh
November 10, 2003
Press across nation rallies behind The Hindu
November 9, 2003
Death penalty for Sushil Sharma in ‘tandoor’ case
November 8, 2003

19 hacked, burnt in tea garden clash
November 7, 2003

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